I don't worry a lot about fire, never have. I do wear a fire retardant long
sleeve shirt most of the time in the winter to keep me warm, but it probably
won't do much good if it got real hot. A fire extinguisher and a parachute is
probably the best option for in flight fire response but a
Terrible as it is, he is the luckiest guy around. Kept his head straight.
Better to recover from an injury than the alternative.
And mine has a header tank. May have to rethink things.
On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 12:28 PM, Kayak Chris via KRnet <
I never liked header tank in the KR and planned to leave it out. I
also vote to get the fuel way out in the wings. And wear a chute.
> reaffirms my decision to eliminate a header tank and put all fuel in the
> outboard wing tanks.
> I wish your friend a speedy recovery.
> Larry Flesner
Glad the pilot survived & hope he recovers fully and quickly. That's
On 1/29/2017 3:21 PM, Sid Wood via KRnet wrote:
Was planning for some air-to-air photos of N6242 this Spring. An EAA
Chapter member said he could fly the photo ship using his Tri-Pacer.
On January 28,
At 06:18 PM 1/29/2017, you wrote:
Tripacer has fuel in wings. Â That was an
electrical fire. 95% of in flight fires are not
survivable whether fuel is in the header or wing.
It may have been
Tripacer has fuel in wings. That was an electrical fire. 95% of in flight
fires are not survivable whether fuel is in the header or wing. I carry a small
hellion fire extinguisher up front. I had a DME smoke a couple of weeks ago and
my wife had the fire extinguisher out before I realized it.
At 04:21 PM 1/29/2017, you wrote:
Georgetown, DE, he had an in-flight fire seconds after leaving the runway.
That hits close to home having put 500 hours on the old TriPacer I
had and reaffirms my decision to eliminate a header tank
Well that is scary! Lucky he didn't get to pattern altitude and then
break out in flames. Looks like the only thing salvageable would be the
engine. Thank goodness the guy will survive!
In a message dated 1/29/2017 4:21:37 P.M. Central Standard Time,
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